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Old 03-21-2006, 05:20 AM   #1
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Login takes a very long time

Hi !

Got the following problem: I use the software "terminalemulation" to connect a Windows XP-PC to a Red Hat Linux-PC (7.x / Enterprise 3). With some PCs it is very fast, but with other ones, it takes a very long time, till I can enter the password (user is given from the terminalemulation). From other Linux PCs it's done in a normal time. I assume that I have to change something within /etc/pam.d/rlogin ?

This is my /etc/pam.d/rlogin:

# For root login to succeed here with pam_securetty, "rlogin" must be
# listed in /etc/securetty.
auth required /lib/security/
auth required /lib/security/
auth required /lib/security/
auth sufficient /lib/security/
auth required /lib/security/ service=system-auth
account required /lib/security/ service=system-auth
password required /lib/security/ service=system-auth
session required /lib/security/ service=system-auth

This is what I get from /var/log/messages when logging in from a Windows PC ( is my Windows PC):

Mar 21 10:46:04 ts-linux login(pam_unix)[6807]: session closed for user root
Mar 21 10:46:40 ts-linux pam_rhosts_auth[6882]: denied to @ as root: access not allowed
Mar 21 10:46:42 ts-linux login(pam_unix)[6883]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Mar 21 10:46:42 ts-linux login -- root[6883]: ROOT LOGIN ON pts/0 FROM

How must I configure the system ? Yes, I know that rlogin is obsolete, please no such hints...
Old 03-22-2006, 06:12 AM   #2
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Check /etc/hosts.deny

Usually clear text mechanisms have root and other system users denied..
Old 03-23-2006, 04:24 AM   #3
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Also have a look at your /etc/hosts file entries. Make sure you have all Machines on your network entered in all the hosts files.

In windows, just seach for hosts or lmhosts.


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